Omarosa Wins Primary in Every State


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Omarosa wasn’t on any ballot yesterday.  But she won in every state.  Thanks to the President.  If you live outside of Connecticut, Minnesota,Vermont and Wisconsin you may not be aware there were major contests in those states. Especially after 9am on the west coast, as all the media focused on The Presidents tweet, calling his favorite black woman a Dog.

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I’m not a fan of Omarosa, but her performance yesterday was Brilliant!  

Click on the link below for the full story

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2018/08/14/the-real-white-house-part-719-dt-omarosa-is-a-dog/

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Did the Protege Become the Master?

After three stints on the The Apprentice it became very apparent, she’s learned from the master.   It’s very clear, Omarosa, has studied Donald Trump,and knows him well.

1. She knew the announcement of the tapes would make him crazy. (Unhinged)

2. The mere suggestion of a meeting with Robert Mueller would cause an explosion. (Dog)

3. Promised the release (drip, drip, drip, ) of future recordings, resulting in fear and chaos in the White House.

Omarosa released a tape to CBS yesterday.  The issue was the dreaded “N” word”.  In the book  Omarosa said GOP pollster Frank Luntz told them he had heard Trump use the racial slur on an audio tape. (Luntz denied having heard Trump use the word.)”

On the tape was Former Trump spokesperson, Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton the three of them talked about the possible existence of the tape.   On Monday, Pierson told Fox News  the conversation was pure fiction.  On another Cable news show, she said admitted (of course after CBS played the tape) she was on the tape and yes she did say that Donald might have used the “N” word.  But she only said that to placate Omarosa.  “That happened a number of times because Omarosa is a bully.”    (It was as if Omarosa was sitting in the director chair, telling her what to say and how to react)      NEXT!!!!

  1. Like Trump, Omarosa will speak into any microphone placed in front of her.
  2. Like Trump, she cant escape from a lie, a falsehood, so she will twist the pretzel until you’ve forgotten the question.

  3. Omarosa isn’t known for loyalty. She is polarizing figure and not highly regarded.

She’s doing Trump as well or better than he is,”“This is his mini-me. He created Omarosa. He gave her license and invited her into the sacred space of the Oval Office . . . Now, after having created this monster that’s coming back on him, what’s he going to do?”            The answer, for now at least, is tweet.       

Michael Steele, Former Republican National Committee chairman. 

The Perfect Storm

I believe she wants to be sued by the President, this will keep her in front of the cameras and sell more books.    Unlike the other authors, Omarosa, knows Donald too well.  She knew he would attack her .  There are rumors that he leaned on her for comfort, after all they have known each other for more than a decade.   This IS the perfect storm for Omarosa.  A woman who isn’t creditable , against an entire administration that isn’t creditable.    CNN’s Gloria Borger said it best  “They deserve each other”

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CityFella

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Street Cars: Trump Delays funding on Sacramento’s next White Elephant


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 2015, Supporters of  Sacramento’s measure B told us.  Sacramento would  benefit all our neighborhoods by improving mobility between midtown, downtown, and West Sacramento with an affordable transit system that is authentically Sacramento.   Measure B would improve our economy. Streetcars create a vibrant local economy, which means more small businesses and more jobs in downtown and midtown.  The streetcar project will help create 12,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in economic development over 20 years and will allow seniors, students, visitors, workers, and central city residents to go car-free.

Those opposed to Measure B said, the streetcar project would operate at an enormous annual loss. Ticket sales are expected to cover about 20% of cost of operation; the other 80% will require a subsidy.  The shortfall will likely come from the City’s General Fund, reducing local services such as parks, bike lanes, street repairs, the homeless, and police.  It runs on, or near, the same Streets served by existing light rail and buses.

November 2015: Measure B, didn’t receive the required ( two thirds) required to pass the tax increase.

Despite its failure, Mayor Steinberg and other city leaders continued to press on. The voter rejected project received funding from the state and a 100 million dollar  commitment from Congress.  The Riverfront streetcar project grew in size, from 3.3 miles to 4.4 miles ending at West Sacramento’s City Hall.

The arguments against the project in 2015, continues to be true in 2018.  The proposed route continue to be served by buses and light rail.   While there are more housing along the routes, no one has identified need.

What we do know!

If completed, the route will require a subsidy.   Regional Transit, is looking for riders.

In the last 12 months, Regional Transit has seen more than 2 million fewer bus and light-rail trips compared to the year before, a 10 percent loss. That adds up to a more than $800,000 deficit in fare revenue.  The hope was the Golden 1 Center would attract more customers, but a year after opening and a year after rate hikes, RT just isn’t seeing the impact (CBS Sacramento January 2018)

Nearly four years ago, Regional Transit opened the Green Line from Downtown to Richards Boulevard (Township 9)   Today the line carries fewer than estimated 200 passengers a day is a drain on RT.

Sacramento along with Albuquerque, Dallas, El Paso, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Orange County, Reno, Seattle, Gary,Indiana, St. Petersburg ,Florida and Tempe Arizona.  Recently learned, the funds approved by Congress in March is being held up by President Trump’s Federal Transit Administration.

Thank you, Donald?

It isn’t clear why the Trump’s administration halted transportation funding. If his administration re evaluated the methods used for cities to qualify for funding, then this is a positive move for tax payers.   If the project is completely funded, Sacramento’s Riverfront  street car line will be a financial drain on Sacramento and the cities served by RT on day one.

Its only taxpayer money, the project doesn’t have to make fiscal sense.  Fiscal independent studies aren’t important, history or profitability isn’t important (Sacramento Convention Center) If Des Moines have one, well our city should have one too.

CityFella

Melania Trump Supports LeBron


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The Trump women seem to be slowly distancing themselves from the President.  First, it seems the first lady prefers CNN to Fox News.  Now in a statement prepare by her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham, wrote to counter his tweet suggesting LeBron isn’t bright.

 “It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today. As you know, Mrs. Trump has traveled the country and world talking to children about their well-being, healthy living, and the importance of responsible online behavior with her Be Best initiative. Her platform centers around visiting organizations, hospitals and schools, and she would be open to visiting the I Promise School in Akron.

Mike or Michael Jordan gets in the fray.  Earlier today Jordan said  I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community,”

A few days ago his daughter Ivanka said the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure and unlike her father she doesn’t believe the media is an enemy of the people.

While, Donald is the President.  We can look to Melania and Ivanka to at least look Presidential.

CityFella

 

GOING,Going,Gone! Illinois State Rep Nick Sauer resigned after reports of Catfishing Men on Instagram


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Come on Republicans….   There are gay, Jews, Christians,  Buddhists, Democrats and zillions of dedicated gay individuals in political groups and religions all over the world, including far away places like Fresno, California.   Stop forcing good strong Republican men and women into closets with all that dust and filthy mole.

Now, no one really knows if Nick Sauer is gay.    He’s gay when he or his boyfriend says he’s gay!

What we do know.   Kate Kelly his ex girlfriend is pissed.  She’s tired of him using the intimate pictures she sent to him, while they were a couple to talk to men on instagram.

I know what your thinking, perhaps the ravishing Kate, discovered his SECRET.!  Perhaps? We don’t know cause no one is talking.    As far as we know, good old Nick is straight as they come!  Straight arrow, Republican stock.

But it was the ravishing Kate, who filed a complaint with Illinois state’s Office of the Legislative Inspector General, and told that office he lured men “who believed they were communicating with her ” into “graphic conversations of a sexual nature,”  

Well, how did she find out ?

The ravishing Kate, was minding her own Biz-Ness when a MAN she did not know, reached out to her last month via her PERSONAL instagram account and said he’d been chatting with her for 4 months with someone pretending to be her.    RUDE!!!!

The ravishing Ms Kelly, wrote to Instagram (PLEASE, I AM A LADY!!!!!) who disabled the account AND spoke to good straight Nick!    He poured, like a Pepsi dispenser, allegedly admitted to EVERY THANG!

She said, he came to her house and confessed to catfishing men with her photos for 2 years to at least 8 men.

I know what your thinking, that man is gay.   But he could have been working on a special project for the state, something tip top secret.   You know, Republicans cant talk about things like that in the wide open.

What would Betsy DeVos think?

You could set your watch to this!

Politicians, called for Nick to resign.   Illinois State House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said in statement. The allegations that have come forth against Representative Nick Sauer are troubling. He will be resigning from office today. We should allow the proper authorities to conduct their investigations.’   Governor Bruce Rauner said the resignation was the thing to do.

During his tenure as a politician, Sauer served on a task force addressing sexual harassment.

This is 2018, Gay Marriage is legal.  Republicans its time!  Free those good gay men and women who exists in your party and let them walk without hangers.

Former President George W. Bush and Nick Sauer. From Facebook.

Just look at him and George W.  Two strong men, Republican Stock (Photo: Facebook)

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WAYBACK MACHINE

2010

Former California State Senator Roy Ashburn came out after being arrested for drunk driving.  The Senator lead the Highway Patrol on a low speed chase from a gay night club in Sacramento to the State Capitol garage. With a young man in the front seat. 

Click the link below for the full story

https://sacratomatovillepost.com/2010/05/27/and-the-pink-brick-goes-to/

 

CityFella

One Wonders Part 6


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In our last installment, we learned that there were quite a few people who were against Obamacare and wanted it repealed !!     However, many of those same people supported the Affordable Care Act.

Many GOP politicians, want Special Council Robert Mueller to end the Russia Probe before the midterm elections.    Many of President’s supporters also want the probe to end.  Some view it as a Democratic conspiracy to “get something” on the President.

 One wonders how many of his supporters know, Robert Mueller,  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and  Attorney General, Jeff Sessions are all Republicans.

One Wonders

 

CityFella

Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world,

Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impression we aren’t the welcoming nation we once were.

These aren’t the best of times for the United States

Our current President, businessman with no experience on the world stage    Who in short time, has become the President his competitors warned us about during our presidential primary.

He is easily played.   Compliment him and you’re in.  In his mind, he is always successful.

Like you, most Americans are in a constant state of shock .  Many Americans are overwhelmed by the amount of negative and often destructive news emanating from the White House.

Just when we think our President has reached bottom, he finds a way to go even lower.  He has insulted our neighbors ,Canada and Mexico.  Damaging long-term relationships with our Allies and forging relationships with enemies of our nations.    He is impulsive, and often acts without council and doesn’t fully understand protocol.

Most Americans (not all) are frankly embarrassed.

Its seems, by the hour he is dismantling, environmental laws in favor of business.  Relaxing and reversing laws that benefit the poor, laws that once protected women, members of the gay communities and people or color.

 Two America’s

This picture taken last Thursday in Montana,  gives the impression that Americans  overwhelmingly support the President and his policies.   The reality is far from the truth.  Look at the participants in this photo.  They are good Americans, however they do not represent the majority of Americans.

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Compare this picture to the one above.  The participants represent the real landscape of America.

Donald Trump rarely travels beyond his fan base.  Our great cities  with their diverse populations, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco,or Honolulu are not on his itinerary.

At these rallies, the Real Estate business man and Reality Television personality  is energized by his fan base.  Where he seems more comedian than politician, here in a friendly enviroment is where he is the happiest, places where he feels loved.

 His words and global intentions, are often designed to keep this narrow base happy.   Our Commander-in-Chief, goes his own way, he doesn’t like to be told what to do.  He oftens ignores the advice of those with decades of experience in global affairs, to spout conclusions that is loosely based on facts.   Which often confuses and angers our allies and friends around the world

He has often said, he and he alone have the answers to the worlds issues.  The Tariffs he is levying on our friends and neighbors and China, does not have the support from most Americans.   Politicians in both parties and the business community and yet he continues.

In Montana, he made fun of the #MeToo movement.  He insulted our war hero’s, Senator John McCain and former President Herbert Walker Bush, who are highly regarded members of his political party.  Both of these men are ill, one is terminally .

In the United States, he has always been a bit of a social media bully, who often acts differently when in the presence of the people he’s attacked.

While he insists upon loyalty, he hasn’t demonstrated any loyalties to anyone including those he appointed and placed in positions of power.

I have lived in the United States  my entire life.  When one group is attack , we react!    Many Americans are currently outraged by the treatment of children, who were stripped from their parents.  Simply to intimidate those who want to immigrate to the United States.  This has never been a policy of America to separate families.  Again, this was done to appeal to some of the  Presidents supporters, many of whom have long wanted to limited the number of  individuals immigrating from south of our Border.

Many of family members and friends who live outside the United States often asked ,how was he elected?   I believe the fault lies with our leaders. 

The day Donald Trump announced he was running for President and then went on to insult Mexican American and citizens of Mexico.  There was no major outrage from either party.

In 1968, George Wallace the former Governor of Alabama ran for President.   Wallace supported segregation and was outraged by the Passing of the Civil Rights Legislation.  The Governor stood at the entrance of the University of Alabama to prevent a black student from enrolling .

Forty eight years later, both parties were relatively silent.  Presidential candidate and former Governor of Florida, (Father George HW, and his brother George W,  were both Presidents of the United States)  Jeb Bush, whose wife is Mexican American, and has three bi-racial children and other bi-racial family members  wasn’t outraged enough to speak against Trump.    Not one candidate from either party, went in from of the Cameras and screamed “The statement made by Donald Trump goes against everything that America is!  They were all playing politics.   There was an assumption, Donald Trump would never be elected president.

Today, most members of the Republican party remains silent.  Unlike most of the world, the United States, has primary elections then ,General Election in November.   In the majority of the states.  Members of a party can only vote for members of their party in the primary election.  Only in the General Election can citizens vote for any candidate.

Because of our electoral system, and Donald Trump’s current popularity in his party. members of his party is choosing him over party and country.   To criticize him could mean losing in the primary.    While his actions go against many tenets of the Republican party and against many conservative views of the party.   Most Republican bite their teeth and support the President even though his views and actions are not only damaging to the Republican Party and the United States, it’s having a negative effect on our friends and allies.

His insistence in meeting in Vladimir Putin is a slap in the face to Prime minister May  after several Russian based poisonings in the United Kingdom.

If the Russians intent was to destabilize the Western Alliance by meddling in the US election then they were successful.  Our friends very concerned.  Nothing would make Putin happier than a dismantled Nato.

The majority of his party are afraid to speak out against him  because they need to survive the primary .  Even though his practices conflicts with the party and is damaging to the country.  The few member of his party who are critical of him and his policies are not running for re-election.

There is a bright high!     After the initial shock and disappointment,followed by proposed ban on Muslim immigrants.   Americans are angry!   People are all walks of live are getting involved , in numbers we haven’t seen since the 1960’s

The challenge, unlike the 60’s, it’s not just the Vietnam war,  it’s not just civil rights.   There are so many issues,created by this president we are overwhelmed.    We are less confident.  Conventional wisdom says ,with all of this outrage by the American public, there will be a change after this fall’s midterm elections.    However, conventional wisdom said, Donald Trump could never get elected.

To our all of our friends in:  Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world. .  America is still America, the land of immigrants and the place where dreams can come true.   America is at a crossroads, many American are disappointed with our government.

For nearly 10 years, there has been a civil war within our government.  A war of a zillion words which has been damaging to Americans as our needs have been ignored.   Many frustrated Americans wanted something different, something new, as the old guard had placed their political ambitions and party over the needs of its citizens.

Something you maybe currently experiencing in your country.  In America, we basically have a two-party system, this was deliberate.   The Republicans and the Democrats have made it difficult for other parties to participate in the system.  There are many political parties in the United States.   However, Americans are unlikely.  to hear from them.  They are not allowed to participate in public media debates.

 As a result, we have limited choices in this great nation.   Some, angry americans chose, a business man whose “business” reputation is so poor, he cannot get a loan from an american bank,   A man who had well known credibility problem, a man whose family has a legal history of not renting to people of color,and a man who has little respect for women, over the status quo.  Despite all the money in world, spent to prevent him from being elected,  Donald Trump became President of the United States.

I do not represent all Americans in my views.  But I am sorry.

I hope you learn from our mistake.  I believe in choosing a leader, demand experience, and integrity, empathy and heart.   Avoid, shiny objects, with promise, but doesnt have a history of performance or you may just elect a Donald Trump

Better days to come

CityFella

 

 

 

You Did it!!! But Don’t throw away your signs


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For many american’s, the Presidency of Donald Trump has been exasperating.  For many,  their aren’t any penalties for his misdeeds.   The reality he has been checked.
There are literally hundreds of cases awaiting a court date.

However, Americans saw a rare about face from the President, after recordings and images of small children crying outraged the nation and the world.

In an attempt to honor two campaign promises, the president has limited the number of immigrants attempting to cross the border from Mexico and was hoping to force the democrats to agree to a new immigration bill that would include money for a border wall.

On Wednesday Donald Trump, signed a national an executive order designed to keep migrant families together at the U.S. Mexican border. Abandoning his earlier claim that the crisis was caused by an iron-clad law and not a policy that he could reverse.

 In Trump’s new executive order, the defense secretary is instructed to take all available measures to provide to the Department of Homeland Security any existing facilities for the housing and care of “alien families” or to build them if necessary.

The challenge for the government is locating the children.  Who were separated from their families without paper work and relocated in some cases thousands of miles from the border.

 Don’t throw away your signs!

The Executive order was for just for the cameras. The new order will allow immigrants to be sent to military bases.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported the US is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border.

The 20,000 beds at bases in Texas and Arkansas would house “unaccompanied alien children,” said a Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Michael Andrews, although other federal agencies provided conflicting explanations about how the shelters would be used and who would be housed there. There were reports of widespread confusion on the border.

It was unclear whether the military housing would also house the parents of children in migrant families that have been detained, and officials at the White House, the Defense Department and the Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that they could not provide details.

On Wednesday, he encouraged the house to draft immigration reform.      Reliably, the president doubled down in tweet.

Today, the children are on lock down.  The press are not allowed access.  The White House say’s 500 immigrant children who were separated from their families at the southern border have been reunited with their families since May.   The Associated Press first reported that about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated had been reunited.  A senior Trump administration official the AP spoke with said many of the children were reunited within days. The official wasn’t sure how many of the reunited children remain in custody with their families or how many are no longer in the country.

Americans stood up for the children and forced the President hands.

 Today, the President continues to villainies brown skinned immigrants.    He invited families to the White House that have been victimized by immigrants.  They stood behind him holding photos of family members.  “These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones … ‘permanently’ being the word that you have to think about,” he said. “They’re not separated for a day or two days. These are permanent separations, because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens.

Don’t throw away your signs…..

CityFella